The Liberated Bride

A Novel
Author(s): A.B. Yehoshua
Original Publish Date: Oct 04, 2004
Product Number: EB00031186
Released: Mar 12, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547541419
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An Israeli professor and an Arab student join forces in a witty novel that "tells a simple story about a region that complicates all it touches" (The New Yorker). Yochanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naIve curiosity. His wife, Hagit, a district judge, is tolerant of almost everything but her husband's faults and prevarications. Frequent arguments aside, they are a well-adjusted couple with two grown sons. When one of Rivlin's students—a young Arab bride from a village in the Galilee—is assigned to help with his research in recent Algerian history, a two-pronged mystery develops. As they probe the causes of the bloody Algerian civil war, Rivlin also becomes obsessed with his son's failed marriage. Rivlin's search leads to a number of improbable escapades. In this comedy of manners, at once deeply serious and highly entertaining, Yehoshua brilliantly portrays characters from disparate sectors of Israeli life, united above all by a very human desire for, and fear of, the truth in politics and life.

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